Anderson Orr Collection
Scope and Contents
Recipies from various regions of Italy and other materials given with large cookbook donation.
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
Orr is retired from Virginia Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the faculty for 32 years after earning his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Virginia. Although cooking was always a passion for Orr, it was while pursuing his doctorate that he started entertaining for friends and began collecting cookbooks.
Anderson Orr, a resident of Norfolk, Va. and native of Carthage, Miss. recently gave more than 2,500 cookbooks he has collected to the McCain Library and Archives at USM. The donation is a tribute to his mother, the late Lessie Katherine Amsler of Leakesville, Miss., who graduated from Southern Miss when it was known as Mississippi Normal College (MNC).
29 Items : 302A.B1.A2
Language of Materials
Given By: Transferred from Mississippian Cookbook Collection
Date of Receipt: November 2018
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Essay. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Greeting cards. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Recipes. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Anderson Orr Collection
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